My first post here and I am new to mountainbikes (actually first bicycle I've owned in probably 20 years). Please excuse my ignorance.
I needed a bike for trails and to get back into shape. I have a smaller budget to start. After a few days of research, I decided that the $120 Mongoose bike that WalMart sells (but Mongoose doesn't list on their website) wasn't going to cut it for me. I found this bike for $100 on craigslist - a 1998 Schwinn Moab 2 (aluminum), well maintained in great condition. Everything as indicated on bikepedia is all there except for the seat http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...e#.UX_3QrXvviU
The only issue I've found is with the fork. It looks like the the plunger bolt was replaced with this thing that wont even go in all the way (hits the bottom of the fork end of the ...fork).
I used a 22mm socket to remove both of the top cap assemblies and took a good look. The elastomers, springs (looks like someone switched to green - according to the manual those are the firm ones you can swap in) and oil all look good.
I tried to search around, but I can't find out what these plunger bolts do and if this is going to be safe to ride as is?
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